Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sketchbook project

Way back in October, I decided to take on a challenge (for me)- The Sketchbook Project. My interest in works on paper has been growing this year and I thought the deadline would be good for me.

The Brooklyn Art Library sent me a 5" x 7" sketchbook with 32 pages. Over the fall, I became obsessed with frames and circles and I wanted to continue with those ideas. Ultimately, I would like to make some large drawings. One day, I want to do a works on paper show.
I chose a monochromatic theme because I love to organize anything by color. The book starts with red and ends with violet- ROY G BIV. Some of the small drawings/paintings in the frames were recycled from the 100 drawings project and I also made some new works. I used fluid acrylics, pencil, pen, colored pencils, stenciling, and collage.

I had a really good time experimenting with new materials and hopefully this will make it into new work.

If you are in the following places on the dates listed- you should check this out in person along with hundreds of other sketchbooks.

Brooklyn, NY
April 14th-30th
Brooklyn Art Library
103A N. 3rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11249

Chicago, IL
May 3rd-5th
Hyde Park Art Center
5020 S. Cornell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

Portland, OR
May 11th-13th
The Cleaners at the Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark St
Portland, OR

Vancouver, Canada
May 15th-16th
W2 Media Cafe
111 W Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC

Los Angeles, CA
May 24th-26th
2147 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

San Francisco, CA
June 2nd-June 23rd
Pop-Up Shop

Greater Boston Area
July 6th-8th
25 Exchange Street
Lynn, MA

Portland, ME
July 11th-14th
SPACE Gallery
538 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101

Toronto, Canada
July 18th-22nd
The Gladstone Hotel
1214 Queen St. W
Toronto, ON

Philadelphia, PA
Aug 23rd-25th
The Painted Bride
co-presented with InLiquid
230 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Atlanta, GA
Aug 29th - Sept 1st
MASS Collective
364 Nelson St. SW
Atlanta, GA

Austin, TX
September 8th-16th
Co-Lab Project Space
613 Allen St.
Austin, TX

Melbourne, Australia*
November 10th-25th
NGV Studio
Federation Square
Russell & Flinders Sts

***the call number is 147.4-8***

Thursday, January 19, 2012

quick update

I have a small break before the spring semester starts. I think small (quick) paintings and drawings are on my agenda for the next couple of months. I just started this painting on Monday and I am not sure if it is finished....
Here is a detail shot from a lace cowl (Imogen cowl). I love negative space of lace.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Ole Miss meet OES

 I have been teaching a Service Learning in the Arts class for Winter Intersession. Our community project was to beautify the Oxford Elementary School cafeteria. Here is the before and below are some progress shots.
Kids painting...

 The murals or Walls that Teach were actually 4' x 6' panels. It is hard to paint on concrete blocks. The kids chose life cycles as the subject. The second graders painted the outside blocks and my students painted the cycles of plants, water, and animals.

 Here are all the kids with my students and the teachers.
I did the welcome sign and the penguin is the school mascot.

A more intellectually stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment I must say!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012


I think this might be done. I have been working on this since August and it feels so good to resolve it....

Any ideas on a title?